Category: Cyber-crime

Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Spambot aims at targets WordPress sites in World Cup-Themed spam scam

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Imperva recently observed a spike in spam activity directed at WordPress websites, attackers aimed at tricking victims into clicking on links to sites offering betting services on the 2018 FIFA World Cup games. Imperva monitored the activity […]

Cyber-crime, Tracking

Threats financial organizations will face in 2019

July 12, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

What type of threats will financial services and banking organizations face in 2019? According to IntSights Cyber Intelligence, they should be prepared for breaches effected through compromise of established vendor software or SaaS products, and vulnerable third-party, open source software […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Crooks leverage obfuscated Coinhive shortlink in a large crypto-mining operation

July 5, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Crooks leverage an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies, they don’t inject the CoinHive JavaScript miner directly into compromised websites. Security researchers at MalwareLabs have uncovered a new crypto mining campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies, differently from […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers compromised Gentoo Linux GitHub Page and planted a malicious code

June 29, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The development team of the Gentoo Linux distribution notifies users that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts and planted a malicious code. Developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution announced that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts used by […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Spam

Recent spam campaigns powered by Necurs uses Internet Query File attachments

June 26, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Trend Micro experts reported the Necurs botnet has been using Internet Query (IQY) files in recent spam campaigns to bypass security protections. The Necurs botnet is currently the largest spam botnet, it has been active since at least 2012 and […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Security

‘Hidden Tunnels’ Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks

June 21, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control. The security tools and strategies financial services organizations use to protect their data could be leveraged by cybercriminals who sneak in undetected via “hidden tunnels” to […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Experts released a free decryptor for Everbe Ransomware

June 15, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Good news for the victims of the Everbe Ransomware, the popular malware researchers Michael Gillespie and Maxime Meignan have released a decryptor that could be used by victims to decrypt their files for free. The Everbe Ransomware encrypts files and […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker

Experts warn hackers have already stolen over $20 Million from Ethereum clients exposing interface on port 8545

June 11, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Cybercriminal group has managed to steal a total of 38,642 Ether, worth more than $20,500,000, from clients exposing the unsecured interface on port 8545. Cybercriminals have raked over 20 million dollars in the past few months by hijacking poorly configured […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Security

Fraud Protection Firm Signifyd Raises $100 Million

May 31, 2018

Via: Security Week

Signifyd, a San Jose, CA-based company that specializes in fraud protection solutions for e-commerce businesses, on Wednesday announced that it raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Premji Invest, with participation from existing […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware

DHS, FBI warn about malware tied to North Korean threat actor

May 30, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

US-CERT has released a new technical alert on malware used by Hidden Cobra, a threat actor whose activities they believe to be directed by the North Korean government. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation […]